If you have a pre-existing condition that has worsened because of working conditions, you may be struggling to receive worker’s compensation. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to receive compensation for pre-existing condition aggravation. However, with the right attorney on your side, you can receive the compensation you are entitled to. Below are ways to make sure you receive worker’s compensation for pre-existing condition aggravation.
Hire an Attorney
Hiring an attorney is one of the best things you can do to receive compensation for pre-existing condition aggravation. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries by Wisconsin law. Unfortunately, some employers may try to take advantage of you having a pre-existing condition. They may try to convince you that your work did not make your condition worse. However, do not let this dissuade you from filing for worker’s compensation.
Having an attorney who understands Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation laws will help your case immensely. They will make sure that your employer treats you fairly and does not discourage you from filing for compensation. Attorneys can also help make sure your paperwork is correct for filing and answer any questions you may have in the process.
Connect with a Worker’s Comp Attorney at Dahlberg Law Group
At Dahlberg Law Group, we are committed to fighting for our clients. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We have obtained a total of over $100 million for our clients, including more than $25 million in compensation for work injuries.
We understand the stress that work injuries cause workers and their families. This is why we are committed to providing the best worker’s comp representation in Wisconsin. Our attorneys will make sure you meet all of your legal requirements when filing a workers’ comp claim. Not only do our attorneys have the experience necessary to represent you, but they also will provide the respect, response and results you need during your case.
Understand Wisconsin Law
Wisconsin law dictates what injuries and conditions are covered by worker’s compensation. According to Wisconsin.Gov, “The worker’s compensation law of Wisconsin defines an injury as any mental or physical harm due to workplace accidents or diseases, including accidental damage to artificial limbs, dental appliances and teeth.”
Injuries covered include:
These injuries also include pre-existing conditions. The key here is proving that your condition was worsened due to your work environment or an accident at work.
Keep Track of Medical Records
Filing for worker’s compensation with a pre-existing condition is the same process as if you had a new injury. The only difference is that you need clear records of what your condition was before work to compare to how your condition has negatively progressed because of your working conditions.
Overall, keeping track of your medical records is crucial to your worker’s compensation case. Employers may be more likely to challenge your case if they believe your condition is pre-existing. Therefore, make sure you have proof that your condition was negatively impacted because of your work environment or an accident that occurred at work.
Contact Personal Injury Attorney Phil Dahlberg for Your Worker’s Compensation Case
Personal injury attorney Phil Dahlberg personally represents each and every one of his clients–not a law clerk or a paralegal. As one of the founding partners, he feels it is important to always partner with his clients, not just represent them in court. With over 20 years of experience, Phil has the skill and drive to represent you and get you the compensation you deserve. Click here to contact Phil today and set up a consultation.